2014 David Jones Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

October 15th, 2014

A classy field of thirteen runners has been confirmed for this weekend’s Group 3 David Jones Cup (2000m) at Caulfield Racecourse, highlighted by some of the Spring Racing Carnival’s most exciting stayers.

Kingdoms has been confirmed in the final field for the 2014 David Jones Cup. Photo: Daniel Costello

Kingdoms has been confirmed in the final field for the 2014 David Jones Cup. Photo: Daniel Costello

Confirmed as first emergency for the featured Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m), trainer Peter Moody has included Brambles in the 2014 David Jones Cup final field.

Securing a commendable total of six wins and as many minor places from just 17 competitive starts so far, Brambles has returned to racing in strong form this season following nearly two years on the sidelines with a severe tendon injury.

Finishing fourth in the Listed Thoroughbred Club Cup (1440m) first-up on May 3rd, the Savabeel gelding continued to build in form and class on his way to second in the Listed Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock Stakes (1700m) on August 30th and has since won the Spring Is The Season Handicap (1700m) and finished third in the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m).

Allocated the ideal barrier 5, Moody is confident jockey Luke Nolen will be the difference in Brambles overcoming a race-high 58.5kgs in the 2014 David Jones Cup.

Returning to racing in competitive form this time in, classy David Hayes and Tom Dabernig-trained gelding Jacquinot Bay is offered a good chance of securing a ninth career win in the 2014 David Jones Cup.

Having also placed in a further five races in his 23 start career, Jacquinot Bay returned to racing on good form over the 2014 Autumn Carnival; highlighted by a strong run for fourth in the Listed Parramatta Cup (1900m), victory in the Listed Canberra Cup (200m) and third place in the Listed Albury Gold Cup (2000m).

Steadily building to the task over four starts this time in which has included a strong run for second behind in-from stayer Who Shot Thebarman in the Sofitel Girls Day Out Handicap (2000m) on October 5th, jockey Nicholas Hall will have to find good passage for the seven-year-old early if to figure from barrier 9 this weekend.

Running on for fourth in the Group 1 Metropolitan Handicap (2400m) last time out, Kingdoms is offered a tough task from barrier 13 in the 2014 David Jones Cup but is sure to be boosted by leading Hong Kong-based jockey Joao Moreira.

Securing a commendable total of three wins and a further 5 minor places from his 17 competitive starts so far, Kingdoms won the Listed Mercedes Benz Centenary Mile (1600m) first-up this season; progressing to second in the Listed Tattersall’s Mile Handicap (1600m) and second in the Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes (2000m) prior to the Metropolitan.

Charged with carrying just 55.5kgs on Saturday, the High Chaparral gelding is a leading chance for success in the 2014 David Jones Cup.

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2014 David Jones Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 11×4088213 BRAMBLES (NZ) Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 5 58.5kg 105
2 x1224x131x CONTRIBUTER (IRE) John O’Shea James McDonald 7 57kg 102
3 4x0x2x5055 HONORIUS David Payne Corey Brown 10 57kg 102
4 43x3030x54 SLOW PACE (USA) Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 11 57kg 102
5 6017×12524 KINGDOMS (NZ) Brian Smith Joao Moreira 13 55.5kg 99
6 32413×4826 JACQUINOT BAY David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Nicholas Hall 9 55kg 98
7 653413×683 VILANOVA (NZ) Chris Waller Craig Newitt 2 55kg 98
8 x4131x3521 COMMANDING TIME Brendan McCarthy Damien Oliver 1 54.5kg 96
9 51111×0392 SIGNOFF (IRE) Darren Weir Glen Boss 8 54.5kg 97
10 1x7020x000 KINCAPLE (NZ) Mark Webb Damian Lane 4 54kg 96
11 72451472×9 MIDSUMMER SUN (GB) Sam Kavanagh Tommy Berry 12 54kg 96
12 162x512x13 NOBLE PROTECTOR (GB) Robert Smerdon Craig Williams 3 54kg 92
13 0x04122x07 PINSTRIPE LANE (NZ) Leon & Troy Corstens Chad Schofield 6 54kg 92